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, how to deal with the budget and they refuse to believe that obama has put a plan on the table. there's a plan. it's on and pretend that he hasn't done that yet and even this week with the rnc autopsy plan, the election was a big fact coming right up that they couldn't deny and acknowledged some things and i'll give them credit for that. on the economic issues, they completely ignore them in that report because they really don't have an answer. they want to cut taxes and cut the deficit at the same time. those are their two agenda items. you can't do both. they are just trying to ignore it and hope it goes away. >> now, when you look at the reaction, patricia, there's no wonder they are being defeated at the polls and poll after poll shows that americans are not going their way but i think this only further drives the wedge between the american voters because people are offended when it is clear you are not even being honest with them. >> well, yeah. and i think what americans are really want is just an honest discussion of the issues and if people come at an issue and
at the end of the week to try to lay the groundwork with benjamin netanyahu and israel to start some talks. president obama is here to, as he said, listen. he said in the press conference yesterday that his main role in this visit is to just listen to the palestinians. it's a lesson he learned from his mom, he said, because the palestinian palestinians often feel that they are not heard. and so he really wants to see what kind of mood there is now and what it would take to really prod some sort of discussion to come into action. and, you know, they felt a little bit neglected and it's the president's time to remind him that even though he has been working very closely with the israelis, he has not forgotten that he wants to create some sort of open space for peace talks to come into fruition with secretary kerry now at the state department. >> very interesting you bring up secretary kerry. a second ago, jess, we saw president obama greeting secretary of state john kerry on the tarmac there. the secretary of state arrived in the region before the president. he will be in the region again ju
president obama submits his spending blueprint on april 8. with their work done, house members leave town today for a two week recess. while senators will remain in a marathon session until a vote on their own plan to fund the government. judy woodruff takes it from there. >> woodruff: for what's happening behind-the-scenes, we turn to todd zwillich, washington correspondent for "the takeaway" on public radio international. welcome back to the newshour. >> good to be with you, judy. >> woodruff: first this vote to keep the government funded by the end of the fiscal year, both the house and senate passed this. does this mean democrats and republicans finally see eye to eye on something? >> well, it means that they see eye to eye on not having another showdown right now. both sides have agreed that they don't want to have a big battle over a government shutdown and in media attention and cable news and the countdown clocks, both sides have decided that's not in their interest now. i wish i could tell you they see eye to eye on fiscal matters, that's just not true. they decided to go to thei
. president obama issued executive order on cyber security which allows the government to scan internet traffic flowing between banks and utilities and companies that are identified as nation's infrastructure. last week the heads of the national security agency and other intelligence agencies said cyber attacks now pose a greater threat to the united states than terrorism. the department of homeland security can now gather secret data from telecommunications companies and hopes to have the email spy program set up by the end of the year. the administration is seeking legislation to require internet service providers to inform the government about malicious software. as well as the ip address that that software comes from. there is a push to allow utilities, banks and railroads to purchase better cyber security services from companies that provide those services. now, data collected from those partnerships would be shared with u.s. intelligence agencies. and, heather, i keep going but i'm reading your emails right now so i have got to let you go. >> oh, no. nothing bad in my emails. noth
this week we chat advertised michele bachmann about not being accurate about criticisms. her general point is correct that president obama is asking for shared sacrifice but does not seem to be participating himself. valid points are much stronger if you have the facts to back them up. enter our pal congressman charles rangle one of the oldest members of the house at age 82. mr. rangle wants to pass tough gun control laws. >> i cannot believe that politicians are afraid of the nra if they thought for one minute that the churches and the synagogue and priests and the ministers were saying hey, do the right thing and we have your back. we're talking about millions of kids dying, being shot down by assault weapons. >> bill: millions of kids. paging congressman rangel, the fact is that in 2011, the last stats available. 8500 americans were killed by gunfire. 565 of them children. so rangel weakens his own argument by being irresponsible. are we all getting this? when congress returns from its recess on april 8th. democratic senator harry reid will move forward with the gun control bill. it wil
dozen gathered at federal building to take part in the training and if approved bit obama administration that pipeline could carry oil from alberta, to refineries on west coast. >> the struggle over california's mental health care of prisoners returns to court next week. a federal judge will consider w whetherbillions of dollars have improved the system enough. advocates for the prisoners say their basic rights have still being violated including a suicide rate that is getting worse of case resumes wednesday in sacramento with a ruling anticipated next month. >>> sheriff's deputies in santa clara county took more than 600 guns off the streets, including some assault weapon. she sponsored a gun buyback at reid shillview airport collecting 584 handguns and 17 assault rifles. citizens turning in their guns received cash for a total payout of about $62,000. today's buyback, the second this month was tied to east san josi's unity day which encourages youth to turn in guns and gang-related item. >>> oakland's police chief told residents that the department's recent crackdown on crime is worki
democrats and republicans. the assault weapons ban that president obama had pushed all but dead in the senate, even though the president is going to push for a vote. this will come to the floor of the senate when they return from their two-week easter break in early april. the president will continue to push. but the real issue now, is whether or not, the senate will expand background checks for all purchases. those in gun shows and those from stores that sell guns. right now, it only applies to those are sold in stores. big fight over this right now, nra is not backing down. >>> big show today, with face-off between jim mess seen yeah and karl rove that's on "this week.." >>> let's check in with ron claiborne. >>> secretary of state john kerry arrived in baghdad this morning on an unannounced visit. he's warning that the civil war in syria could threaten iraq's fragile stability. >>> the pentagon has reached an important milestone, ending the u.s. presence in afghanistan. the bagram base to afghan. the transfer of power takes place tomorrow. >>> pope francis called for people t
, like little christmas goodies every time john ke kerrr barack obama visits a place. neil: you can see how americans are seeing this even federal contractors that are being laid off no rounds. >> furloughs are delayed by weeks, they threaten these will happen. neil: i get e-mails from them saying it is happening, you could be right. they hear something like this, and say, that does not wash, right. >> they are right, it does not wash, john kerry announced $250 million of new money for egypt when he was there last. this money -- >> 750 million in more than a week, you know. >> always treated like this is discretionary money, we can always do this, what are you naive person or bump kin criticizing this money. >> i find it interesting you kept staring at me when you said bump kin. >> so, you know, high priority on how things look, this does not look good? >> i've discovered in this debate about the sequester, put this in perspective, about 50 billion of cuts out of a 4 trillion-dollar budget, they are small and inconsequential, the white house they shout armageddon, they think that everyt
urging the president to work with them on a balanced budget. >> if week find the areas to agree on why not just work on those? >> and why that's not good enough for obama. >> plus, should the republican party take a different direction to attract women and minority voters? >> we need to call out the hypocrisy on the left. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [applaus [applause] >> thank you very much and happy st. patrick's day weekend to everybody. i wore the tie just for the occasion, only weekend of the whole year i get to wear it so i hope you like it. welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. my first trip to israel occurred nearly 40 years ago in july of 1973, just a couple of months before the yom kippur war, i was just a teenager at the time. i've been going back ever since and when i visit israel i always purchase a palestinian map and ask the people i take there to open the map and show me where israel is. israel is not on the map. interesting, isn't it? . israelis are asked to make peace with a people who refuse to acknowledge their existen
by the time april 8th rolls around. >> doing it this week. >> all right, congressman nice to see you, sir. >> thanks. >> an american pastor held in a brutal iranian prison. are president obama and the state department doing everything possible or anything to free him? his wife is pleading for their help and she's here next. and in two minutes, setting off instant controversy, why are the owners calling the games too racy? you'll have to see this to believe it. that's two minutes away. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have
obama also making trips to the palestinian authority and jordan. back in the bay area, for the third time in less than a week at thornton junior high in fremont was the target of a bomb threat. the most recent threat was monday afternoon. it turned out to be another false alarm however some parents are is that they were not notified. >> i have a daughter here. the school is doing everything possible in order to protect the students because they'd our number one here in fremont. >> fremont police say they alert the public about the bomb threat using their necks old system. the school superintendent says the district did not contact parents about the reason false alarm. >> 8 of 6:00 a.m. and the train hit and killed a pedestrian on the cal trans tracks in san jose. the resorts that by northbound train near west virginia street. the trainer recently left the team in station and there was only one passenger on board. several other trains were delayed. those are as was the start around 730 last night and the death of the fourth fatality on the cal trans corridor this year. >> a live look
for conservatives, dr. ben carson has been out front a little bit. dr. ben carson was a political unknown weeks ago. with a single speech, as president obama looked stoneleigh on -- host: that is just a little bit of the profile. covered cpacspan and the national prayer breakfast. if you want to watch dr. ben carson, go to the video library. bookse also covered his on you can also watch them on booktv. he would be appearing in the later this year on our booktv in-depth program. you will get the chance to talk with him at that point. moneys usa today's section -- two more articles from the wall street journal -- host: and this other article in the wall street journal -- host: last call comes from david in new jersey. you are on the air. caller: good morning. i think the phrase here is my enemy's enemy is my friend. it appears a lot of countries across the world are abdicating any security they have. it is almost an expectation that we're going to come in and straighten out their messes. choose -- truthfully, it seems that is what we all -- that is all we ever do. i think that we have kin
there. by the way, it never gets old. she's the best. >>> next, earlier this week i showed you this picture of the satan character from the history channel's miniseries "the bible." during the broadcast, twitter exploded with comments about how the character looked like president obama, though the network immediately denied that the resemblance was intentional. rick wiles agrees that the film makers did not go out and make satan to look like president obama, but still says it was no accident. >> i don't believe they believe they intentionally portrayed the lucifer character to look like mr. obama. i think god guided the hands of the makeup artist and blinded the eyes of everybody on the movie set while it was being recorded, and the spiritual blinders were removed sunday night when the program was broadcast nationally on the history channel. >> how is that for an explanation of free will? that tops michele bachmann saying hurricane irene was a sign from god to cut government spending. hmm. speaking of her, you know how she's celebrating the third anniversary of the affordable c
, which i think was anticnated august or september, last week, i haven't checked all of the details. the last time i checked in with this, way back when the republican senators had dinner with president obama,ists told that they didn't expect the debt ceiling issue to come to a head until august or september. so, they've kind of kicked the can down on the road on that one. it will be awhile. i suspects on the budget that will be the next big thing. >> one more time. you may have missed a few if you were out of town but michelle bachman gave a controversial speech at cpac where she went after the president for living a life of luxury in the white house including the fact that he had, you know, six-figured dog walker, dana bash from cnn tried to chase down michelle bachman. she had to chase her down running, michelle bachman running away. we will play a quick clip where she refuses to back up her charge about the dog walker. here she is. >> what i want to ask you about is the fact that you said he had -- you talked about the excesses that he has engaged in
interviewed jack dorsey a couple of weeks ago. i can't tell if these guys are liberal, if they're conservative. you see zuckerberg doing something for obama, something for republican governor christie. where are they in their politics >> from what -- from the people i've talked to, i don't think that they even know. and a lot of the republican organizers of this very thing are saying that a lot of these multimillionaire, mounta multibillionaire techies are just learning how government affects their industries for good and bad. some of them think the obama administration does stifle business growth. so they want to get involved. >> erin, thank you. >>> our sports lead. if you had florida gulf coast in it the sweet 16, you're lying. the team from a city more well known for its snowboard birds and retirees and for red sox spring training is making ncaa history and making it look easy, dunking and dancing their way into the sweet 16. the first-ever 15 seed to make it that far, john berman, who i might observe is bringing up the rear in our own cnn anchor ncaa poll, has more on the magical run. joh
right. >> i think i'm liking him. >> president obama's going to begin his first presidential trip to israel this week. after a sometimes rocky relationship with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. as far as the middle east peace process goes, a new "washington post"/abc news poll shows that 69% of americans think the obama administration should not take a leading role in negotiations. 26% say take a leading role. mika, that is a poll sthat show americans want us to lead from behind. >> tomorrow we're going to take a special look at ten years of war in iraq. veteran journalist bob woodward and iraq veteran paul reickhoff will be with us. >>> up next, what if anything did we learn today? >>> i'm meteorologist bill karins with your business travel forecast. a snowstorm coming for new engla england. a full-fledged all-day event on tuesday. especially the mountainous areas. we're talking about coastal cities not dealing with much. by the time the storm is all over with interior new england is going to have plenty of snow. in many locations, 6 to 12 inches. in the mountains, even more. w
week as we saw yesterday with the latest report. >> andrea mitchell was reporting how this could be a new beginning for netanyahu and obama. how there was more warmth between them or less after chill between them might be a better way of phrasing it. but i wonder to the extent that true, how much do you think that has to do with the simple fact that obama was re-elected last year? so much of the frostiness in the first term seemed to be na netanyahu was basically betting that obama would be a one-term president. betting on romney victory. here is the re-elected more confident and assertive obama making a trip to israel. did that force netanyahu to be more con ciliatory maybe in. >> at the end of the conference, the prime minister talked about this is second term president and third term prime minister. they are stuck with each other, that's the honest truth. but it is more than that. they are both making a concerted effort to put a few nas ew face this relationship. the main goal is to introduce himself to the israeli public and tell them he has their back. this is coupled with d
that. obama did it and then on top of that, sarkozy says that bb is a liar and oh, i've got to deal with him every week. why would bb netanyahu ever trust this man, the israelis, because i wouldn't if i were them. >> it's not about trust, it's about business. a, if you want to keep the checks flowing. b, you're an ally, and sarkozy was not elected in-- >> what does that have to do with something. >> they agree that iran will not have a nuclear bomb for at least another year. >> sean: and if they want the check flowing and-- >> remember the camp david accord and apologize for saying that israelis are descendents of apes and pigs, that would be a good start, right. >> the egyptians say they don't want the money. >> sean: they do-- by the american taxpayers, we can't afford to keep the white house open, but we're funding the terrorist terrorist, the former head of the muslim brotherhood. beam me up, scotty. >> and most of the people in the white house are volunteers. >> sean: there's no intelligent life in the white house, period, end of sentence. >> right, right, right. >> sean: there
, this is charlie rose. >> rose: the syrian conflict reached new levels this week. the assad regime and the syrian opposition groups accused of each other of using chemical weapons. the allegations were made only hours before president obama's departure to israel yesterday. the white house has yet to verify the claims but lawmakers are increasingly calling for action. here's what presidentbama said eaier day in a joint press conference with israeli prime minister netanyahu. >> with respect to chemical weapons, we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. obviously, in syria right now, you've got a war zone. you have information that's filtered out. but we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened, what was nature of the incident, what can we document, what can we prove. i've instructed me teams to work closely witll oer countries in the region, and international organizations, and institutions to find out precisely whether or not this red line was crossed. i will note without at this point having all the facts before me, that we know the syrian government has the capacity
will tell you why. see what bob beckel thinks about it then michele bachmann says that barack obama is running a lavish white house. spending an incredible amount of tax money on himself. is that true? factor is coming right back. >> bill: earlier this week 8 marines were killed. seven others injured. senator reid from that state quickly exploited the issue angering the marine corps. >> this sequester should go away. we have cut already huge amounts of money and deficit reduction. it's just not appropriate, mr. president. that our military can't train and do the maintenance necessary. these men and women our marines were training there in hawthorne and with the sequester it's going to cut the stuff back. >> can i tell you marine corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what harry reid implied, saying that this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance had nothing to do with the bucket -- budget cuts, there were no corners cut. >> bill: this is what i object to. reid is exploiting the death of these marines who were just out in nevada because that terr
'll know if president obama's trip was a success or kind of a waste of time? >> reporter: could actually be a couple weeks and maybe even longer than that. it's true, what prime minister netanyahu said about preconditions, about what he's prepared to do, what he's prepared to give away is more important than anything we've heard in public. the same. did president abbas say he's worked something out with hamas, where maybe he can get some progress made, we don't know. we're not in the private meeting. and we won't know that at least for some time. secretary of state kerry will stay behind. everybody believes if you tried to force the parties back to the table tomorrow, it would be counterproductive. you have to do some preliminary work first. so let's check back in two weeks, maybe two months. if there's no peace process in a month or two, carol, you could say the president failed, at least in the short-term. but don't expect something by tomorrow or in the very near future. >> i don't think anyone does, john. you don't have to worry about that. thank you so much, john king, reporting liv
they hope will qualify the country for a bailout package and avoid financial ruin next week. the dow is up 81. nasdaq up 13. s&p up 9. happening right now, president obama is in jordan. this is a live picture of a welcoming ceremony. it looks like some hours there. nice shot with the american flag blowing in the foreground. they're discussing the concerns over 400,000 syrians who have crossed the border into jordan to escape the violence in syria. jordan is the last stop on president obama's tour of the mideast. >>> before leaving israel, president obama was able to facilitate peace negotiations, not between israel and palestinians, but between israel and turkey. while at the airport, president obama and israeli prime minister netanyahu put a call through. netanyahu apologized for the death of ten turkish activists on a raid headed to gaza. >>> time now is 8:46. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following right now. authorities at the u.s. marine base in quantico said a marine killed two fellow marines and a woman last night before killing himself. all three
they will order an attack on iran if necessary. based on the private conversations with mr. obama and comments the president made at the news conference earlier this week. this as iran's assume people leader makes new threats to annihilate the cities of tel aviv and haifa. we have the director of the foundation for the defense of democracy. he is here to welcome his thoughts. great to see you. >> thank you, uma. great to be here. uma: what but think from the comments from president per rest. >> president's obama's trip woos to assure that he is deadly serious stopping this deadly weapon. uma: president is dealing with netanyahu in the terms of good cop, bad cop scenario in dealing with the iranian threat. >> it is hand about a good cop, bad cop situation. unless he compromises on his nuclear program the united states is fully committed to using military force to destroy iran's nuclear facilities. uma: were you surprised by the comments coming from iran saying exactly if the united states moves forward with they are going to strike israel at a moment's notice? >> well i wasn't surprised. this h
, president obama will advocate for a comprehensive immigration reform plan at a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians at the white house. and this week, organizing for action will begin an aggressive online campaign, highlighting the personal stories of immigrants. meanwhile, with the senate set to consider gunlation after its spring recess, michael bloomberg and wayne lapierre are both promising to invest millions in that coming legislative fight. bloomberg's group, mayors against illegal guns, announced it will spend $12 million, all of the mayor's money -- not all of it, has plenty more, on ads like this one to push democratic and republican senators to back gun control efforts. >> for me, guns are for hunting and protecting my family. i believe in the second amendment. and i'll fight to protect it. but with rights come responsibilities. that's why i support comprehensive background checks. >> 90% of the public wants something, and their representatives vote against that. common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. >> he can't spe
. >> they have to do something. >> they follow twitter. >> did you wear your jacket last week? >> no. >> will you write down all of the key deferences for obama care for me? >> what do you mean? >> no, i want her to actually -- no, i want to see the difference. explain to me. >> all right. go ahead. >> well, we've been watching some of the other markets. we told you what happened in japan overnight. you saw what happened in europe. take a look at the futures here. dow futures down by 80 points. s&p 500 futures are down, as well. this comes after weeks of the dow and the s&p marching towards new highs every day. you can see right now that the ten-year at this point is yielding 1.944%. oil prices did come under some pressure, even though they've been pushing higher on friday, you can see they're down. this is part of what happens when you see the euro coming under pressure on a stronger dollar. take a look very quickly at gold prices this morning. they're up by close to $10. 1602 an ounce. >>> cnbc has a team of reporters covering every aspect of the cypress story this morning and is can why it mat
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of military action is inevitable in this second term for president obama? >> i don't think so. i think a lot of people will say privately a military intervention in iran would be catastrophic. signs for a better diplomacy. last week was iranian new year, for the first time since the republic was founded, actually said that he was opened for discussions. he didn't say that these were off the table. that he wanted to move forward with diplomacy. he lauded the president. that's taken amongst the iranians as a big sign. and something really different. this is a moment, the talk has been tough on part of the president. but this is perhaps a moment to step back and let the iranians move forward. >> do you agree with that? >> i don't. i definitely thinks it's preferable not to have military action. i think, though, we have been fooled in the past by statements from iranian leadership, they're moving in a definite direction. one of the main worries of american and israel military planners, is that they're going to use this time, the iranians are using this time to install faster centrifuges. the rea
this week. when does the political calculus change? >> i don't think it will change. if you look at the exit polls that i alluded to earlier, three-quarters of obama voters said that they were for same sex marriage. three-quarters of romney voters said they were not. so there are people in the democratic party who, you know, support traditional marriage. i thought it was really interesting, by the way, this week. i thought it was politico went to a lot of the red state democratic senators on the ballot in 2014. people like mark prior of arkansas and others, mary landrieu in louisiana. they haven't changed their position. and i still think the republican party is going to remain a pro-family, pro-marriage, pro-life party. i don't think that will change. and if it does, by the way, i think the big tent will become a pup tent. if you look at the data, 44% of all the votes mitt romney got last november were from self-identified evangelicals. >> romney's data analyst suggests that republicans and independents who voted for the president who, by the way won, actually overwhelmingly support marriag
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of the white house, expecting an announcement from president obama. his nominee for labor secretary in just a few moments. and while we wait, we're going to take a look at an update on what's ahead many congress week. in congress this wreak. this week. >> host: by pete kasperowicz of the hill. he's a staff writer of the hill newspaper here in washington d.c. mr. kasperowicz, talk a little bit about that spending pill and what's -- spending bill and what the timing is this week. >> guest: yeah. thanks for having me on, john. this is the early work for the senate this week. the senate has to figure this out quickly, because it wants to get through the budget resolution that it's worked up. so they are hoping they can do this today. um, we'll be eagerly. watching the floor when they show up in the early afternoon to to see what they can announce, have they reached a deal on amendments, will there be any? will there be token votes just to appease some people. and then they hope to finish this today or maybe early tomorrow at the very latest. >> host: and if they can finish it by tomorrow, talk
but of course this is the news jacki schechner. >> yeah, wait until we get to the end of the week and then you can decide what you want to call me? >> all right. >> you want to do the news? >> i do. >> president obama will nomination [ inaudible ]. he served in labor licensing regulation. he has a good history for fighting for the common man, and enjoys huge support from labor and latino groups. the supreme court will hear arguments about arizona's top 200. the proposition requires citizens so show proof of citizenship before they can vote. it deems a driver's license sufficient for registration but the arizona law requires further proof, which they will have to bring in in person. if the supreme court agrees with the state, it could open the door for other states to do the same. the president is heading to the middle east this week. it's his first trip to israel as president. we're back with more show after the break. stick with us. ♪ billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to while your carpets may appear clean. it'
. 2013] >> president obama lease for a three country visit to the middle east this week. countryves for a three visit to the middle east this week. in the afternoon, he will meet with prime minister netanyahu. on thursday he goes to the west bank will he will meet with the palestinian authority. then he returns to jerusalem for a speech thursday night. on friday he visits jordan with king abdullah. carl levinay, discussed missile defense policy at an event hosted by the council on foreign relations. last week signature hegel announced plans to expand our missile defense system in response to north korean activities. are your views in the present situation? the problems that i have had for the most part have been the more exotic star wars kind of defenses, not the ballistic defenses we put in. we have been strong supporters of missile defense and others which are against the realistic threats which are real particularly against iranian threats. i think it is probably wise to do what he has done recently. i supported the adaptive approach in europe. i thought that was smart to move th
. the president's approval rating dropped eight points in eight weeks. that is dramatic. he is 55% back in january. now he's at 47%. "out front" tonight, two of our contributors from the national review and a former pollster for president obama. good to see both of you. that drop seems pretty dramatic. >> it seems dramatic. another way of looking at it is that is roughly where he was for much of his first term. so he is basically going back to that level. there is a moderate recoveringry but it's not a roaring recovery. >> i'm sure you're glad that he didn't try to go after you harder on this one. it seems to met president's come out and he's taken a tough stance, he says taxes need to go up on wealthier americans. he's been going out and meeting with republicans. he's been on a charm offensive and talked to the american people. given that, i thought it might have gone higher. >> i think we need context here. look, americans are very frustrated with washington overall. you're going to see everyone's numbers take a hit here. however, i do think that media does a disservice when we try to set the fa
a policy paper for the obama administration. we urge all of you to pick up the synopsis of that paper on the way out. it will be available for you on the web. week, as the president takes off for his trip abroad. to discuss the thinking behind the trip to the middle east, what middle easterners are expecting to hear from the president, what the implications of this trip might be for the broad range of american interests, we have this panel, a distinguished panel of institute experts pe. first we will hear from ambassador ross will provide the context, the thinking behind the visit, what the visit might accomplish and how the visit may differ from president obama's first trip abroad in 2009. then we will turn to david mikulski, a key is just off a plane from israel. he met with senior israeli, a senior palestinians, just as the new government was being formed. there is no truth to the rumor that a good broker of the final agreement. david brokered the final newement for this government. he brings fresh insight from his trip abroad. our third speaker will be might senior mike singh, dir
together to produce a policy paper for the obama administration and we urge all of you to pick up the synopsys of that paper on the way out and it will be available for you on the web very shortly, this week as the president takes off for his trip abroad. and to discuss the thinking behind the trip to the middle east, what mead earns are -- middle east are expecting to hear from the president what the broad range for the middle east, we have this distinguished panel of institute experts. first we're going to hear from ambassador ross, from dennis, who will provide the context, the thinking behind, behind the visit, what the visit might accomplish and how the visit may differ from president obama's first trip abroad in 2009. then we'll turn to david ma chrous can i. david is just off the plane from israel, where we met with senior israelis, senior palestinians, just as the new government was being formed in israel. there is no truth to the rumor that david brokered the final, the final agreement that brought this new government into being. it is not true at all. and we deny it hear
opens next week, and i believe as people look at his record compared to president obama's record, it will stack up very well, and history will be kind to him. in terms of governor romney, there are things the campaign did wrong. there is a lot of reflection on that. i think governor romney would have made a good president, and i would say also in terms of lessons learned, one of the lessons i learned is instead of being bad guy who leaves your happy home and wife and children and moves to a strange town for five months and lives in a studio apartment with a bed in the middle of the living room, to work on a campaign, the next time i will be the guy who complains about that. that is a better place to be. we cannot overlook a couple things. it is difficult to be a sitting president. also one of the things we need to take to account and the report does is republican parties in five of the last six elections has not won the majority of the votes or a plurality of the vote. there were mistakes, but there is a trend here that you talked about that has to be taken into account. >> i app
for being patient all week. >> keep it short. >> thank you. we'll see you later. way too early. morning joe. now stick around. the fix is in. >>> air jordan. the next leg of president obama's middle east tour takes him on a quick flight this morning to israel's next door neighbor. we'll go live to ahman for a preview. plus it's friday. so it's time to take a tally of all the tid bits on the 2016 scene that may seem small now but could be huge as the next fight for the white house unfolds. and a major traffic report of sorts seeks to shake up washington's wavering on funding for roads, bridges, and more. we'll talk to the authors of a dismal report card. >> good morning from austin, texas. it is friday, march 22nd, 2013. this is the daily rundown! >> now back to you, chuck todd. >> thank you to the university of miami cheerleaders and of course sebastian. the canes play the university of pacific today and they are there at the university of texas. georgetown, where is your good morning chris soliza video? chuck todd is in the middle east with the president. he'll join us live in just a momen
arizona, and florida. so that leads us to our question of the day for all of you. will obama care stand the test of time? talk to me on twitter. my handle is @alexwitt. and i will be reading some of your tweets throughout the day. a critical move by congress this week to delay furlough notices for hundreds of thousands of pentagon civilian employees. the house passed a bill thursday to extend funding for workers facing sequestration cuts. the measure gives the pentagon time to decide on how best to make those cuts. and joining me now is democratic congressman william enhart. thank you so much for being here, sir. i do appreciate that for this early hour. >> good morning, alex. >> i want to ask you about this whole situation. put it into context for us. how much of an impact does this delay have across the country? >> well, you know, i think the good thing here is that we've given the department of defense flexibility to move around the cuts, and to move funds from one account to another account. so it's going to help a bit. i've spoken out against sequester on the house floor. and i thi
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